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Population in 2012: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.0%
Males: 35  (50.0%)
Females: 36  (50.0%)

Median resident age:  47.5 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip code: 99017

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,423 (it was $32,778 in 2000)
Lamont:

$42,423
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,681

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,535 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Lamont:

$39,535
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,083; Detached houses: $43,000; Mobile homes: $48,200

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  • White alone - 63 (90.0%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (5.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (1.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamont: 85.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (54.9%), English (12.2%), German (9.8%), Irish (8.5%), Dutch (4.9%), Danish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 1949 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 247 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Lamont:

  • High school or higher: 97.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 53.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamont town:

  • Never married: 50.0%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $264 (0.6%)

Lamont satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane, WA (40.1 miles , pop. 195,629).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (209.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (907.4 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Sprague, WA (2.8 miles ), Rock Lake, WA (3.8 miles) , St. John, WA (4.1 miles ), Turnbull, WA (4.4 miles) , Malden, WA (4.5 miles ), Endicott, WA (4.6 miles ), Ritzville, WA (4.8 miles ), Cheney, WA (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.20 N, Longitude: 117.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Lamont household income distribution Lamont home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+16.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (53%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (33%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Educational services (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)


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Earthquake activity:

Lamont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2001 at 16:00:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from Lamont center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/25/2001 at 14:15:23, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, 3.5 ML, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1998 at 07:35:32, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MD, 3.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Lamont center
On 6/17/2004 at 09:16:42, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 MD, Depth: 22.4 mi) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Lamont, WA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamont:

  • Eastern Washington University (about 26 miles; Cheney, WA; Full-time enrollment: 9,533)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (about 39 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,852)
  • Gonzaga University (about 40 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 5,437)
  • Spokane Community College (about 42 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Whitworth University (about 45 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 2,381)
  • Washington State University (about 48 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 54 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)

Public elementary/middle school in Lamont:

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Notable location: Whitman County Fire District 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 6.42. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.42
U.S.:

12.27
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.0
U.S.:

25.4


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lamont, WA

Lamont compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lamont travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Wood (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lamont town (based on Whitman County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.46%
Here33.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents31.0%11.0%8.5%7.8%6.6%
Congregations14.5%7.2%10.1%5.8%1.4%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.6%3.7%3.6%3.5%18.8%
Congregations7.2%5.8%5.8%2.9%39.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$400
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$231
Water Supply 0$0 1$68
Totals for Government 0$0 3$699

Lamont government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($211.27)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($126.76)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Corrections: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($84.51)

Lamont government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($112.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($98.59)
    Rents: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($211.27)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($28.17)
    General Support: $1,000 ($14.08)
    All Other: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($140.85)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($42.25)

Lamont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $175,000 ($2464.79)

13.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.88%
Washington average:

7.86%

1.43% of residents moved from foreign countries ($489 average AGI)
Whitman County:

1.43%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Spokane County, WA  1.43% ($24,961 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.20% ($24,413)
from Latah County, ID  0.83% ($30,330)


14.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.93%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.33% of residents moved to foreign countries ($344 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.33%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Spokane County, WA  2.04% ($29,447 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.76% ($23,284)
to Latah County, ID  0.89% ($29,661)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamont:

  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJRB (790 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTRW (970 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KTRW, LLC)
  • KDRK (1050 AM; 5 kW; DISHMAN, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KAQQ (1280 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA)
  • KMBI (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamont:

  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KSFC (91.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLY-FM (99.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZX (98.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEEH (104.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: UPPER COLUMBIA MEDIA ASSOCIATION)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAGU (88.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: GONZAGA UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)
  • KEWU-FM (89.5 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWL (103.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKRS (97.3 FM; DAVENPORT, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KICR (102.3 FM; COEUR D'ALENE, ID; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KHTQ (94.5 FM; HAYDEN, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamont:

  • KREM-TV (Channel 2; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KHQ-TV (Channel 6; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAYU-TV (Channel 28; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lamont)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 47.083500 Lon: -118.040500, Call Sign: KGN249
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.515 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022
    Registrant: Ritzville, WA 99169, Phone: (509) 257-2884, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lamont, Lat: 47.188472 Lon: -117.897694, Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.8 m, Call Sign: WQJT378
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2008, Expiration Date: 12/23/2018, Certifier: Keith K Scheffer
    Registrant: Startouch Inc., 1354 Pacific Place Ste 102, Ferndale, WA 98248, Phone: (360) 543-5679, Fax: (360) 384-3867, Email:
  • LAMONT, .9 Mi Sse (Lat: 47.189028 Lon: -117.897694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 26 m, Overall height: 33.5 m, Call Sign: WQNB656
    Assigned Frequencies: 6845.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2010, Expiration Date: 12/06/2020, Certifier: William E Tensfeld Jr
    Registrant: Whitman County Emergency Management, 310 N. Main, Colfax, WA 99111, Phone: (509) 397-5255, Email:
  • LAMONT, 0.9 Mi Sse Of (Lat: 47.188472 Lon: -117.897694), Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: WLL671, Licensee ID: L00896575
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz... (+16 more)
    Grant Date: 01/30/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/09/2011, Certifier: Keith Scheffer
    Registrant: Startouch, Inc.

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N7LIG, Licensee ID: L01366189
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Certifier: David L Swannack
    Registrant: David L Swannack, 2901 Davis Rd, Lamont, WA 99017
  • Call Sign: N7LIJ, Licensee ID: L01366190
    Grant Date: 02/05/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Certifier: Leslie M Swannack
    Registrant: Leslie M Swannack, 2901 Davis Rd, Lamont, WA 99017

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150J (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 14CW , Serial Number: 15070656, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Peter J Swannack, 2961 Revere Rd, Lamont, WA 99017
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8079T , Serial Number: 17556779, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/1960
    Registrant (Individual): Peter Jay Swannack, 2961 Revere Rd, Lamont, WA 99017


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

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